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Pallet recycling, making a small table.

Step 1: MATERIALS & TOOLS

Materials and Tools

Tools for deconstructing of pallets:
Pallets about 4 of
Mallet
Claw Hammer
Knocking Block
Sandpaper 80-120 grit

Tools for construction of table:
Workbench
Wood Saw
Electric Drill
Wood Drill Bit (4mm)
Pozidrive Screwdriver
Countersink / Deburrer tool
Pencil
Tape Measure
44 Screws (No.6 x 1.25 inch long)

Step 2: DECONSTRUCTING THE PALLETS

Using the mallet, claw hammer and knocking block carefully hammer the pallets apart and remove any nails.

Step 3: SORTING THE PIECES

For the table I'm making required the following cut sizes:

Legs 760mm x 95mm x 20mm (x6)
Top 400mm x 95mm x 20mm (x3)
Shelf supports 260mm x 95mm x 20mm (x6)
Shelves 355mm x 95mm x 20mm (x6)

Cut to those sizes and sand down for a smooth finish.

Step 4: DRILLING HOLES FOR SHELF SUPPORTS

For the outer pieces mark out the drill hole positions roughly. I made them about 45mm from each end and from the edge 10mm.

And for the inner piece 45mm from each end and on the center from the edge about 47mm.

Drill using the 4mm wood drill and counter sink the holes.

Step 5: FASTENING SHELF SUPPORTS TO LEGS

Layout 3 legs on top of your workbench ensuring the ends are level.
Starting from the left as shown in picture align the first shelf support flush with the end of the legs and screw down using the (No.6 x 1.25 inch screws).

Then measure 320mm and 640mm from the left end and mark with pencil the position of the remaining shelf supports align and screw.

Do this process 2 times.

Step 6: SHELVES AND TOP

For the shelves (x6)
Mark out the drill hole positions 10mm from either end and 47mm from one edge.
Drill and counter sink.

For the top (x3)
Mark out the drill hole positions 10mm from either end and 47mm from one edge.
Drill and counter sink.

Step 7: TABLE ASSEMBLY

Using three shelf planks align with edges of legs and screw to the bottom shelf supports repeat this process with the middle shelf and for the top align the edges and screw down.

Step 8: FINISHED AND INSTALLED

You could varnish, paint, stencil, wood burn, engrave etc, to suit your furnishings.

Thanks for viewing.

<p>UPDATE: Added 3 front fascias / pieces.<br>I had to trim down the shelf supports so that the 3 front fascias would fit in flush to the edge and used 2 screws on each side of the legs to secure.</p>
I appreciate this type of construction! It's simple, effective and environmentally friendly. I have done similar tables for use in my home. Good job on this Instructable!
<p>Thanks NutzDad,<br>Yes quite simple to do, always wanted to recycle something from pallets and the opportunity arose early this week so had a crack at making this table, I'm just in the process of adding a further 3 pieces of wood to the build will post image in the comments once done.</p>

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